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Mrs Binta M. K, a woman residing in the Wuse II area of Abuja with her husband, has physically assaulted her maid and left her battling for life in a hospital over a missing mobile phone, a report by SaharaReporters has shown.
The 26-year-old maid named Happiness Dauda, after being brutalised by her boss, was locked up inside a toilet for six days with no food or water during that period.
The young lady, whose harrowing experience was shared by a relative, was said to have survived by drinking her own during the time she was locked up in the toilet.
According Dauda, her madam's brothers came to their house every day and had just left on a particular day before Mrs Binta started asking her about a mobile the phone.
The young lady, who maintained that she knew nothing about the missing phone but her madam kept hitting her with mopping stick, wire and mortar pestle until she became unconscious.
The woman threatened to kill her with a witch doctor and later forced her to confess stealing the phone under duress.
“Thereafter, Mrs Binta physically brutalised her and threw her into the toilet and locked her there for six days.
“According to the maid, who just regained consciousness after she passed out for a few days, her madam used mopping stick, wire and mortar pestle to beat her. She thereafter locked her up inside a toilet for six days without food and water. She disclosed that she survived the six days eating faeces and drinking her urine.
“On the sixth day, according to her, she was brought out by her madam and dumped on the road with a given N1000 to return to her people.
“Happiness was rushed to the Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, and the incident was reported to NAPTIP and the police,” one of the victim’s relatives disclosed.
When contacted by SaharaReporters, Mr Magnus, the official of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons handling the case, confirmed the incident but declined response to questions regarding their findings and the whereabouts of Mrs Binta and husband.
David Dogo, a relative to Miss Dauda, disclosed that an emissary from Mrs Binta and her husband approached him at the hospital to drop the case in favour of a compensation.